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  • February 2018 IATA Air Passenger Market Analysis 
    Passenger growth rebounds in Feb after Lunar New Year distortion
    RPK growth rebounded in February as expected. As expected, year-on-year growth in air passenger volumes rebounded in February following the distortion last month due to the later timing of the Lunar New Year...Read more...


  • February 2018 IATA Air Freight Market Analysis 
    Strong start to 2018 for FTK growth, but upward trend has eased
    FTK growth off to its best start to a year since 2015. Industry-wide FTKs increased by 6.8% year-on-year in February, down from 8.5% in the previous month. ..Read more...


  • Implementation key to Africa open skies agreement
    23 African Countries sign SAATM agreement
    February 1, 2018. IATA news. IATA/Regulations & Taxation/Middle East & Africa news. IATA has hailed the “momentous” launch of the Single African Air Transport Market (SAATM) by the African Union (AU) to open up the continent’s skies — but says successful implementation is vital. The SAATM is a deregulated airspace, which allows aircraft to fly freely between the 23 AU member states that have agreed to the initiative...Read more...


  • January 2018 IATA Air Passenger Market Analysis 
    January 2018 Passenger Demand Growth Slows 
    Slowest annual RPK growth since March 2014…Year-on-year growth in industry-wide revenue passenger kilometres (RPKs) slowed to 4.6% in January 2018, down from 6.4% in December...Read more... 


  • January 2018 IATA Air Freight Market Analysis 
    Growth in air freight volumes makes a robust start to 2018 
    Chinese New Year can distort things at year-start Industry-wide FTKs increased by 8.0% year-on-year in January 2018, up from 5.8% in December...Read more...